Norman Hunter (speedway rider)
21 February 1940 |
Willesden, London, England
|Current club information|
|1964-68||West Ham Hammers|
|1963, 1966||London Riders' Championship|
|1969||Midland Riders' Championship|
|1965||British League Champion|
|1965||British League KO Cup winner|
|1965, 1966, 1967||London Cup winner|
|1968||World Team Cup winner|
Norman Hunter (born 21 February 1940 in Willesden, London) is a former motorcycle speedway rider who won the London Riders' Championship in 1963 and again in 1966 and the Midland Riders' Championship in 1969. He was also a member of the Great Britain national speedway team that won the World Team Cup in 1968.
Hunter worked as an electrician and was a successful cycle speedway rider with Wembley before, winning scores of honours. After taking up motorcycle speedway in 1961 at the Rye House track, his first team place was with the Leicester Hunters in 1962, reaching the Provincial League Riders Final in his first season. He then joined the newly formed Hackney Hawks in 1963, captaining the team in their first season, and won the London Riders' Championship at the first attempt. He then moved on to the West Ham Hammers in 1964 and it was with them he won The London Riders' Championship again in 1966. He also rode with the Wolverhampton Wolves and for Swindon Robins.
Hunter represented England on ten occasions, and Great Britain on ten, all between 1965 and 1971, including the World Team Cup in 1968.
World final appearances
World Team Cup
- 1968 - London, Wembley Stadium (with Ivan Mauger / Nigel Boocock / Martin Ashby / Barry Briggs) - Winner - 40pts (3)
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